Human Services

CampusStart Date
MiramichiSeptember 2018
MonctonSeptember 2018
Saint JohnSeptember 2018
St. AndrewsSeptember 2018
WoodstockSeptember 2018
Fredericton September 2018

Program Overview

Human Services workers specialize in community enrichment. They work in diverse settings to improve the success, safety, and health of people with a variety of challenges. You’ll learn about human development, communications, social roles, lifestyle planning, psychology, family support, and program planning. Rewarding work awaits human services workers.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates may be employed with family services, family support centers, early intervention programs, mental health centers, developmental preschool, residential services, vocational employment and programs, and public schools. Graduates may find a position in government, non-profit and private agencies, and your work setting could include offices, clinics and hospitals, day treatment programs, group homes, shelters and client's homes. Your job title could be supported employment counsellor, residential support worker, educational assistant, youth counsellor or family support worker.

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    NOC Codes

    4212 - Social and community service workers

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    What you will learn

    • Interpersonal Behaviour
    • Delivering Human Services
    • Family Support
    • Growth and Development
    • Health for Human Service Workers
    • Orientation to Human Services
    • Program Planning and Support
    • Psychology
    • Observation and Assessment
    • Body Mechanics and Transfers

    Specific Considerations

    Host agencies require students to provide a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector check from a recognized police service in order to be considered for an applied workplace experience. Individuals who have been convicted criminally and not pardoned are usually prohibited from proceeding to a work placement. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she is eligible to participate.

    Prior to the beginning of the applied workplace experience, host facilities may require the completion of an Immunization and Medical Form and proof of valid CPR Level C Lifesaver certification. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she has met these requirements.

    Articulation Agreements

    Institution: St. Thomas University, Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology
    Articulation Period:
    Information: Those graduates who have completed a supervised Gerontology placement may receive 30 credit hours toward the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Gerontology.

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